LRSC graduates 300 students in its 74th commencement

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Who’s who at LRSC: Andy Ross, Ryne Dolleslager, Kelsey Schlenk, Jon Oien, Brandon Kartes, Ryan Clark, Kaitlyn Halvorson, Jasmine Swinland and Alaina McKinnon.

Lake Region State College held its 74th commencement Friday, May 13. Three hundred students were eligible to walk through graduation and an estimated 120 students attended. The Associate Degree Nurse Program also held pinning ceremonies May 13 in Robert Fawcett Auditorium.

Two student speakers addressed their peers during commencement and graduates will also receive an address from alumna Christy Remmick.

Friday’s graduation encompassed all LRSC programs and locations even though some specific programs have held honorary events.

The Adult Education Center based at Lake Region State College held its graduation ceremonies May 10 at 7 p.m. in the LRSC Dining Room.

Lake Region State College also held a graduation ceremony April 28 in Minot for its 22 peace officer training students who participated in the Minot-based academy this spring. Students who studied at the Grand Forks Air Force Base Education Center also held a graduation joint ceremony with the Community College of the Air Force and other colleges and universities that offer degrees at the base. That event was held April 30.

Established in 1941 and celebrating 75 years of excellence, Lake Region State College is a comprehensive community college based in Devils Lake, ND.  Lake Region State College offers education in a variety of career and technical programs including wind energy technology, automotive technology, electronics, sign language interpreting, precision ag, business degrees, and associate arts (transfer) degree for those planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Besides offering courses and degrees at its campus in Devils Lake, the college offers its peace officer training program in Minot each spring, Grand Forks and Fargo each summer; its nursing program in Mayville; is part of the Grand Forks Air Force Base Education Center; has a program called LAUNCH! that serves students in Grand Forks planning on transferring to UND; numerous degrees and courses online; and early entry and dual credit courses for eligible high school students.